Punxsutawney Phil popped out of his burrow and saw his 3 foot long shadow. Standing on his hind legs, Phil is 16 inches tall. At the same time, a nearby telephone pole casts a 45 foot long shadow. How tall is the telephone pole?


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3 feet = 36 inches
16 _{=} x
4 _{=} x Solve using the
"crossproducts" rule: 

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